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  • Hyperhidrosis affects quality of life in hidradenitis suppurativa: a prospective analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Hua, V. J., Kuo, K. Y., Cho, H. G., Sarin, K. Y. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.08.046

    View details for PubMedID 31449904

  • Gaps in Treatment and Surveillance: Head and Neck Cancer Care in a Safety-Net Hospital. OTO open Yu, K. n., Westbrook, M. n., Brodie, S. n., Lisker, S. n., Vittinghoff, E. n., Hua, V. n., Russell, M. n., Sarkar, U. n. 2020; 4 (1): 2473974X19900761


    Treatment delays and suboptimal adherence to posttreatment surveillance may adversely affect head and neck cancer (HNC) outcomes. Such challenges can be exacerbated in safety-net settings that struggle with limited resources and serve a disproportionate number of patients vulnerable to gaps in care. This study aims to characterize treatment delays and adherence with posttreatment surveillance in HNC care at an urban tertiary care public hospital in San Francisco.Retrospective chart review.Urban tertiary care public hospital in San Francisco.We identified all cases of HNC diagnosed from 2008 to 2010 through the electronic medical record. We abstracted data, including patient characteristics, disease characteristics, pathology and radiology findings, treatment details, posttreatment follow-up, and clinical outcomes.We included 64 patients. Median time from diagnosis to treatment initiation (DTI) was 57 days for all patients, 54 days for patients undergoing surgery only, 49 days for patients undergoing surgery followed by adjuvant radiation ± chemotherapy, 65 days for patients undergoing definitive radiation ± chemotherapy, and 29 days for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radiation or chemoradiation. Overall, 69% of patients completed recommended treatment. Forty-two of 61 (69%) patients demonstrated adherence to posttreatment visits in year 1; this fell to 14 out of 30 patients (47%) by year 5.DTI was persistently prolonged in this study compared with prior studies in other public hospital settings. Adherence to posttreatment surveillance was suboptimal and continued to decline as the surveillance period progressed.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/2473974X19900761

    View details for PubMedID 32083239

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  • Multisensory Logic of Infant-Directed Aggression by Males CELL Isogai, Y., Wu, Z., Love, M. I., Ahn, M., Bambah-Mukku, D., Hua, V., Farrell, K., Dulac, C. 2018; 175 (7): 1827-+


    Newborn mice emit signals that promote parenting from mothers and fathers but trigger aggressive responses from virgin males. Although pup-directed attacks by males require vomeronasal function, the specific infant cues that elicit this behavior are unknown. We developed a behavioral paradigm based on reconstituted pup cues and showed that discrete infant morphological features combined with salivary chemosignals elicit robust male aggression. Seven vomeronasal receptors were identified based on infant-mediated activity, and the involvement of two receptors, Vmn2r65 and Vmn2r88, in infant-directed aggression was demonstrated by genetic deletion. Using the activation of these receptors as readouts for biochemical fractionation, we isolated two pheromonal compounds, the submandibular gland protein C and hemoglobins. Unexpectedly, none of the identified vomeronasal receptors and associated cues were specific to pups. Thus, infant-mediated aggression by virgin males relies on the recognition of pup's physical traits in addition to parental and infant chemical cues.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2018.11.032

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    View details for PubMedID 30550786

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